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Craig Bryson

Derby climbed to third in the Championship by fighting back to win at Blackpool despite conceding a goal after 20 seconds.

David Goodwillie gave the Seasiders the lead, but Chris Martin turned in Johnny Russell's low cross to equalise.

Craig Bryson set up a second for Patrick Bamford and scored the third himself with a solo effort.

Blackpool, with two wins from their last 24 league matches, are three points above the relegation zone.

Steve McClaren's Derby side produced a slick performance at Bloomfield Road - with Scotland international Bryson at the heart of everything.

But they fell behind to Blackpool's first attack, when Goodwillie raced towards goal and curled in a powerful effort.

Derby's response was emphatic, as they caused havoc down the left flank - and they were soon 3-1 up.

They equalised in the third minute as Russell glided past Blackpool full-back Tony McMahon to set up Martin.

The visitors' crisp passing and movement soon opened the home defence again and on-loan Chelsea striker Bamford added a second when he tapped in at the near post from Bryson's low cross.

Midfielder Bryson added a third with a brilliant solo effort, cutting in from the left flank and curling a low shot into the bottom corner with goalkeeper Matt Gilks unsighted.

Blackpool showed some fight after half-time and keeper Lee Grant produced a brilliant diving one-handed save to block Andy Keogh's close-range header.

But with little to cheer on the pitch, the home supporters directed their anger towards Blackpool owner Karl Oyston, and there were ugly scenes towards the end as fans clashed with stewards.

Blackpool caretaker-manager Barry Ferguson:

"I heard the protests and what the fans were singing, and I'm not going to kid anyone. I can't tell the fans what to do or what to chant. It's not a great help to the players. But they pay their money and feel they have right to say what they want.

"I've seen inside the club what's being spent and it's not what people are making out. The budget is a good enough budget to compete in the Championship."

Derby manager Steve McClaren:

"There was a real focus and determination and it was a big win. Psychologically, it was huge. Performance is the key thing and that was excellent.

"We've got one foot in the door in terms of the play-offs and Saturday at home to Huddersfield becomes another big game. We need to get over the line."

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 1Gilks
  • 2McMahon
  • 3Robinson
  • 31Martínez CerveraBooked at 45minsSubstituted forBashamat 55'minutes
  • 20CathcartBooked at 53mins
  • 5Mackenzie
  • 33DobbieSubstituted forBarkhuizenat 68'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 39GrandinSubstituted forBishopat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 25Goodwillie
  • 24Keogh
  • 4PerkinsBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 12Bishop
  • 14Halliday
  • 15Haroun
  • 17Basham
  • 18Osbourne
  • 21Halstead
  • 27Barkhuizen

Derby

  • 1Grant
  • 33Wisdom
  • 3Forsyth
  • 34ThorneBooked at 24minsSubstituted forBaileyat 90+4'minutes
  • 6Keogh
  • 25Buxton
  • 4Bryson
  • 19HughesSubstituted forEustaceat 83'minutes
  • 9Martin
  • 35BamfordSubstituted forSammonat 77'minutes
  • 11Russell

Substitutes

  • 12Naylor
  • 14Eustace
  • 15O'Brien
  • 18Sammon
  • 26Legzdins
  • 27Whitbread
  • 30Bailey
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
13,435

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Blackpool 1, Derby County 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Blackpool 1, Derby County 3.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Anthony McMahon (Blackpool).

  4. Post update

    Conor Sammon (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. James Bailey replaces George Thorne.

  6. Booking

    Neal Bishop (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Neal Bishop (Blackpool).

  8. Post update

    Craig Bryson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. David Goodwillie (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony McMahon.

  10. Booking

    Tom Barkhuizen (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Tom Barkhuizen (Blackpool) has gone down, but that's a dive.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Robinson (Blackpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right following a corner.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jake Buxton.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Anthony McMahon (Blackpool).

  16. Post update

    Conor Sammon (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Barkhuizen (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Neal Bishop with a headed pass.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. John Eustace replaces Will Hughes.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Craig Bryson (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Martin.

  20. Booking

    David Perkins (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester41278677423589
2Burnley412314466343283
3Derby412191172472572
4QPR4120101149371270
5Wigan4119101254401467
6Reading4117121262491363
7Brighton411613124637961
8Ipswich411613125346761
9Bournemouth411710145857161
10Nottm Forest411417106053759
11Blackburn411514125653359
12Watford4014141264481656
13Middlesbrough411316125344955
14Bolton411215145356-351
15Sheff Wed411213165252049
16Leeds41138205263-1147
17Huddersfield411210195057-746
18Birmingham411110205363-1043
19Doncaster411110203762-2543
20Blackpool411012193559-2442
21Charlton391011183050-2041
22Millwall41912204070-3039
23Barnsley40812203866-2836
24Yeovil41811224166-2535
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